5 days in Normandy Itinerary

5 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rouen
— 1 day
Drive
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Arromanches-les-Bains
— 1 night
Drive
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Caen
— 1 night
Drive
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Etretat
— 1 night
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Bus to Gares, Train to Paris St Lazare, Fly to Kansas City

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Rouen

— 1 day

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally make a trip to Rue Saint-Romain.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rouen online tour planner.

Kansas City, USA to Rouen is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Rouen is 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in March, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Arromanches-les-Bains.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Arromanches-les-Bains

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, then see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Juno Beach Centre.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Arromanches-les-Bains trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Arromanches-les-Bains takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. March in Arromanches-les-Bains sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Caen.

Things to do in Arromanches-les-Bains

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caen

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at Zen Hydro Fit, take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Caen trip builder.

You can drive from Arromanches-les-Bains to Caen in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Caen can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Etretat.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Etretat

— 1 night
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Etretat trip planner.

Getting from Caen to Etretat by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Etretat sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Normandy travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.